Learning Paths by Role
As an IT Administrator you're responsible for installation, configuring, and management. As a Developer you build and install applications. Choose a learning path below.
1. Select the role that best describes you. I am a...
Administrator

Developer

2. Select the task(s) you commonly perform in your role. I am an administrator responsible for...
Configuring and managing a GemFire environment
Installing, creating, and managing services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Installing, configuring, and managing a Greenplum Database for relational data architectures and analytics
3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As an administrator I am responsible for configuring and managing a GemFire environment.

First Course:

GemFire Administration Training

Overview

This course is designed to provide training in the installation, configuration and management of GemFire. Students will learn how to define configurations based on desired topologies and region requirements, as well as how to manage a running GemFire cluster. This course will provide hands-on experience with defining different cluster configurations, stopping and starting members, troubleshooting problems and more. This three day course is designed to provide the necessary combination of technical concepts and hands-on experience to enable administrators to effectively manage their deployments. Following this course, students will have the opportunity to test for certification.


Certification:

GemFire Administrator Certification

The GemFire Administrator Certification Exam is designed to test and validate your proficiency with GemFire Administration in the following areas:

  • GemFire topology options
  • Detailed installation and configuration processes
  • Disk Stores use and configuration
  • Monitoring and managing GemFire clusters
  • Troubleshooting methodologies

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As an administrator I am responsible for installing, creating, and managing services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

First Course:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer Training

Overview

This course provides students with the concepts and experience needed to work with and deploy applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Students will gain experience in pushing apps to Cloud Foundry, accessing logs, and scaling. Students will explore topics directly related to the design and running of cloud-native applications, including microservice architectures, blue-green deployments, and continuous delivery.

This course prepares students for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer certification exam.


Second Course:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Administrator Training

Overview

This course provides administrators with the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience needed to manage a Pivotal Cloud Foundry Installation. The course begins with an introduction to how Pivotal Cloud Foundry is transforming the ways software is built and deployed. Students will then focus on “Day 1 Operations” - including installing Ops Manager and the Elastic Runtime, configuring users, roles, and quotas, and setting up systems for capturing and reading logs. From there, the course explores “Day 2 Operations” - backing up and restoring an installation, using BOSH, and upgrading Ops Manager and tiles. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the skills necessary to go from setup through maintenance of their organization’s cloud platform.

This course prepares students for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Administrator certification exam.

Note: This is a 5-day course; “Day 1 Operations” and “Day 2 Operations” represent major themes in IT operations.


Certification:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Administrator Certification

The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Administrator Exam is designed to test and validate your understanding of and familiarity with:

  • Elastic Runtime architecture and how it impacts developers
  • Installing, backing up, restoring, and upgrading Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Creating users and assigning roles
  • Managing org and space quotas
  • Monitoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry with component logs and metrics
  • Using BOSH to troubleshoot Pivotal Cloud Foundry installation
  • Using BOSH to create and deploy a release
  • Understanding capacity planning and multi-site deployments

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As an administrator I am responsible for installing, configuring, and managing a Greenplum Database for relational data architectures and analytics.

First Course:

Pivotal Greenplum Administrator Training

Overview

This course provides administrators with the necessary background to install and maintain the Greenplum database. Students will learn the essential skills required to use the Greenplum database system. The course explores fundamental concepts using the psql CLI, DDL, DML, and DQL, data loading, backup and restore, data modeling, as well as some performance tuning strategies.


Certification:

Pivotal Greenplum Administrator Certification

The Pivotal Greenplum Administrator certification exam is designed to test and validate your proficiency with Pivotal Greenplum in the following areas:

  • Describing Greenplum features, benefits, and architecture
  • Database installation and initialization
  • Defining and securing the user database
  • Data loading and distribution
  • Database management and archiving
  • Data modeling and design
  • Performance analysis and tuning

2. Select the task(s) you commonly perform in your role. I am a developer responsible for...
Building fast data, in-memory solutions
Developing web applications using the Spring framework
Creating applications that will run in Cloud Foundry
Building/developing high-performance enterprise-ready applications using Spring
Building Spring-powered Java applications
Data Driven Microservices based architectures
Web-based microservices architecture
Using SQL and Analytic techniques to solve business problems using Pivotal Greenplum
3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for building fast data, in-memory solutions.

First Course:

GemFire Developer Training

Overview

This course teaches students how to install, configure and monitor GemFire applications. The course begins with GemFire installation and general configuration. It continues with using the GemFire APIs to develop Java applications. The course also delves into more advanced deployment strategies and advanced configuration.


Certification:

GemFire Developer Certification

The GemFire Developer Certification Exam is designed to test and validate your proficiency with GemFire Development in the following areas:

  • Client/Server architecture
  • Client Cache configuration and use
  • Querying and event handling
  • Distributed function execution
  • Region storage strategies
  • Spring GemFire framework for enhanced developer productivity
  • Data storage using different serialization APIs
  • Server side network architecture

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for developing web applications using the Spring framework.

First Course:

Spring Web Training

Overview

Learn the latest in web application development. This hands-on training teaches you how to apply the latest Spring technologies to create enterprise web applications.

This course prepares students for the Spring Web Application Developer certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Certification:

Spring Web Application Developer Certification

The Spring Web Application Developer certification exam is designed to validate your familiarity with:

  • Spring Web
  • Spring model-view-controller (MVC) DispatcherServlet Configuration
  • Spring MVC Programming Model Essentials
  • Spring MVC Views & Form Processing
  • Spring Web Flow Essentials
  • Spring Web Flow Actions & Configuration

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for creating applications that will run in Cloud Foundry.

First Course:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer Training

Overview

This course provides students with the concepts and experience needed to work with and deploy applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Students will gain experience in pushing apps to Cloud Foundry, accessing logs, and scaling. Students will explore topics directly related to the design and running of cloud-native applications, including microservice architectures, blue-green deployments, and continuous delivery.

This course prepares students for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer certification exam.


Certification:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer Certification

The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer certification is designed to test and validate your proficiency with Pivotal Cloud Foundry in the following areas:

  • Cloud Foundry concepts: (applications, buildpacks, manifest, organizations, spaces, domains, routes, services)
  • Cloud Foundry architecture
  • Scaling
  • Logging and loggregator
  • Blue Green Deployments
  • Application Autoscaler
  • Buildpacks
  • Manifests / YAML
  • Environment variables
  • Services and User provided services
  • VCAP_SERVICES and VCAP_APPLICATION
  • Route services
  • Continuous Delivery

Optional:

Spring Boot Developer Training

Overview

This course teaches developers how to create enterprise-ready applications using Spring Boot. The course explores major features of Spring Boot, including auto-configuration, data access, Actuator, and more.


Optional:

Spring Cloud Services Training

Overview

Microservices are becoming a software and organization pattern for delivering business value quickly. Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are a powerful combination for building modern microservices architectures that leverage industry tests technology like distributed configuration, services discovery, and circuit breakers.

This 2-day Spring Cloud Services course provides participants with a background on why Cloud-Native and microservices are important to adding business value quickly. The course leverages Spring Boot and Spring Cloud to solve the challenges associated with running a distributed, microservice-based architecture. Participants will also explore the value that a Platform-as-a-Service, such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry, adds in the microservices-based world.


3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for building/developing high-performance enterprise-ready applications using Spring.

First Course:

Enterprise Spring Training

Overview

Enterprise Spring is a four day training course led by Spring experts covering today’s most important topics and technologies related to enterprise application integration. This hands-on training teaches how to apply Spring technologies to solve problems that face server-side developers.

This course prepares students for the Enterprise Integration Specialist certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Certification:

Enterprise Integration Specialist Certification

The Enterprise Integration Specialist certification exam is designed to test and validate your proficiency with Enterprise Spring in the following areas:

  • Creating concurrent applications and scheduling tasks using Spring
  • Using Serialization and Remoting to call remote applications
  • XML
  • SOAP and REST Web services
  • JMS for asynchronous communication
  • Distributed transactions
  • Spring Batch for Enterprise Integration based on batch processing
  • Spring Integration for Pipes-and-Filters integration

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for building Spring-powered Java applications.

First Course:

Core Spring Training

Overview

This course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

This course prepares students for the Spring Professional certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Certification:

Spring Professional Certification

The Spring Professional certification exam is designed to test and validate your understanding of and familiarity with:

  • Container basics
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
  • Data access and transactions
  • Spring model-view-controller (MVC)

3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for data Driven Microservices based architectures.

First Course:

Core Spring Training

Overview

This course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

This course prepares students for the Spring Professional certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Second Course:

Enterprise Spring Training

Overview

Enterprise Spring is a four day training course led by Spring experts covering today’s most important topics and technologies related to enterprise application integration. This hands-on training teaches how to apply Spring technologies to solve problems that face server-side developers.

This course prepares students for the Enterprise Integration Specialist certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Third Course:

Spring Boot Developer Training

Overview

This course teaches developers how to create enterprise-ready applications using Spring Boot. The course explores major features of Spring Boot, including auto-configuration, data access, Actuator, and more.


3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for web-based microservices architecture.

First Course:

Core Spring Training

Overview

This course offers hands-on experience with Spring and its major features, including configuration, data access, web and REST applications, Spring Boot, Spring Security and using Spring Cloud to build a small microservices application. On completion, participants will have a foundation for creating enterprise-ready applications.

This course prepares students for the Spring Professional certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Second Course:

Spring Web Training

Overview

Learn the latest in web application development. This hands-on training teaches you how to apply the latest Spring technologies to create enterprise web applications.

This course prepares students for the Spring Web Application Developer certification exam. Exams sold separately.


Third Course:

Spring Boot Developer Training

Overview

This course teaches developers how to create enterprise-ready applications using Spring Boot. The course explores major features of Spring Boot, including auto-configuration, data access, Actuator, and more.


Fourth Course:

Spring Cloud Services Training

Overview

Microservices are becoming a software and organization pattern for delivering business value quickly. Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are a powerful combination for building modern microservices architectures that leverage industry tests technology like distributed configuration, services discovery, and circuit breakers.

This 2-day Spring Cloud Services course provides participants with a background on why Cloud-Native and microservices are important to adding business value quickly. The course leverages Spring Boot and Spring Cloud to solve the challenges associated with running a distributed, microservice-based architecture. Participants will also explore the value that a Platform-as-a-Service, such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry, adds in the microservices-based world.


3. View all the relevant courses and certification exams based on your role and task(s). As a developer I am responsible for using SQL and Analytic techniques to solve business problems using Pivotal Greenplum.

First Course:

Pivotal Greenplum Developer Training

Overview

This course provides students with the necessary background to take advantage of Pivotal Greenplum. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts using the psql CLI; DDL, DML, and DQL; data loading strategies; data modeling, as well as some performance tuning strategies. Students will also learn details of the OLAP capabilities of Pivotal Greenplum.


Certification:

Pivotal Greenplum Developer Certification

The Pivotal Greenplum Developer certification exam is designed to test and validate your proficiency with Pivotal Greenplum in the following areas:

  • Describing Greenplum features, benefits, and architecture
  • DDL, DML, and DQL to access, manage, and query data
  • Implementing appropriate table storage models, compression, and tablespaces
  • Distributing and storing data in Greenplum using a distribution key and partitioning
  • Best practices for data loading and table partitioning
  • Data modeling and physical design decisions
  • Improving query performance (understanding the Pivotal Query Optimizer, SQL joins, query profiling, query tuning and rewriting, and indexing strategies)
  • Performing complex OLAP queries using built-in functions, window functions, user defined types, and user defined functions

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